In his first phenomenal best-seller, EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, Robert Fulghum reminded readers everywhere of some plain and still-true truths. Now, picking up where he left off, Fulghum turns our eyes to show-and-tell, weddings, his own ten commandments, and more insightful and unique observations on what our world is and was.... From the Paperback edition.
"Uh-oh" is more than a momentary reaction to small problems. "Uh-oh" is an attitude -- a perspective on the universe. The #1 Bestseller by the author of ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN. From the Paperback edition.
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law covers the breadth and depth of health law, with contributions from the most eminent scholars in the field. The Handbook paints with broad thematic strokes the major features of American healthcare law and policy, its recent reforms including the Affordable Care Act, its relationship to medical ethics and constitutional principles, and how it compares to the experience of other countries. It explores the legal framework for the patient experience, from access through treatment, to recourse (if treatment fails), and examines emerging issues involving healthcare information, the changing nature of healthcare regulation, immigration, globalization, aging, and the social determinants of health. This Handbook provides valuable content, accessible to readers new to the subject, as well as to those who write, teach, practice, or make policy in health law.
Affairs never just happen. When the Woman and the Man are found out, the obvious question is asked: how did it happen? A very Greek answer might be, I dont know. It was on fire when I lay down on it. The Ecumenical Affair is a creative nonfiction retelling of the gospel and the passionate encounter of the Woman and the Greeka prominent theologian, philosopher, politician, and ecumenist. When the Woman opens a bestseller by the American author Robert Fulghum, she selects a passage three quarters through. The passage she reads compels her to turn back to the beginning. There, a juicy tidbit rivets her attention. Its about a man rescued from a fire in an upstairs bedroom. When the fire responders ask, How did it happen? he replies, I dont know. It was on fire when I lay down on it. The Woman closes the book. Words in bold parrot green on a gold mat atop a red leafy cover stare up at her. A smile lights her face. She remembers her bold parrot-green chinos, her gold vest, the fire within her that July night in Vancouver. The Sixth Assembly of the World Council of Churches. Canberra. The Seventh Assembly. The colossal tent in the middle of a wide expanse. Five thousand worshippers. The Eucharist. The politics. That denied last supper. How the Greek and she stood far apart, back to back. The dialogue of St. Macarios and the skull. Consolation and hope.
A wild ride through Louisiana's tumultuous political landscape. They called it the Race from Hell: Edwin Edwards vs. David Duke vs. Buddy Roemer. For Louisiana voter, it was like watching a train wreck, except they were along for the ride. This exposé provides a clever glimpse behind the scenes of the Louisiana governor's race that had the whole world watching. The current national political phenomena of racial alienation, voter rage, sex-life inspections, and third-party challengers exploded first in Louisiana before rocking the American scene and revealing itself in explicit and colorful details.
Mainline denominations in the United States are in crisis. These institutions - created in and for modernity - are now facing a changed, postmodern culture. Hamm faces the crisis, examining its origins, and offers sound advice on how to lead to church to make the adaptive changes needed to thrive in postmodern times. A TCP Leadership Series title.
FROM BEGINNING TO END Why "rituals"? My thinking was set in motion by those who, knowing I was a parish minister for many years, have asked me for advice about ceremonies and celebrations. They wanted words to use at graduations, funerals, and the welcoming of children. They inquired about grace at family meals, the reaffirmation of wedding vows, and ways to heal wounds suffered in personal conflict. People requested help with the rituals of solitude, such as meditation, prayer, and contemplation. . . . Rituals do not always involve words, occasions, officials, or an audience. Rituals are often silent, solitary, and self-contained. The most powerful rites of passage are reflective--when you look back on your life again and again, paying attention to the rivers you have crossed and the gates you have opened and walked on through, the thresholds you have passed over. I see ritual when people sit together silently by an open fire. Remembering. As human beings have remembered for thousands and thousands of years. FULGHUM From the Paperback edition.
Born of Fire is a story of personal-growth for a woman struggling to regain her footing after near blindness, and the subsequent end of her twenty-five-year marriage. Overwhelmed by feelings of rejection, loneliness, and isolation in the marshes of the Neuse River in North Carolina, she began to make cryptic notes of feelings and dreams, and then essays on memories of her earlier life. Born of Fire is a one-year diary of a sensitive, spiritual, and intuitive being who faced the destruction of her life as she knew it, and follows her attempt to heal, transform her life, and open herself to a higher wisdom. On the perilous path of spiritual enlightenment, Ms. Cottrell describes the miracles she witnessed as she was cast repeatedly into the fire of transformation.